Karen Kops & Sherri Coates, Owners of Poppy & Monroe

Karen Kops & Sherri Coates, Owners of Poppy & Monroe

Karen Kops considers her manicures to be an ongoing art project. “Nails are like little canvases,” she told me. Sherri Coates, her business partner at Poppy & Monroe, the nail salon and skin care center in Germantown, agreed. I spoke to both women about what drove them to open Nashville’s first clean beauty boutique and nail salon. Brett Warren took their portrait.

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